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by benzeman
Mon May 14, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Android On RasPi
Replies: 83
Views: 55444

Re: Android On RasPi

I've got a working Pi, and 6 SD cards for ROM testing arriving tomorrow (hopefully), and a Raspberry Pi meet (London Raspberry Pi faces) to go to - release now!
by benzeman
Sun May 13, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Working webcams
Replies: 7
Views: 3505

Re: Working webcams

My mate (James) would also like to know!
by benzeman
Sun May 13, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual
Replies: 47
Views: 25678

Re: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

Are you interested in contributors to help write sections? I was going to suggest putting the content into a google docs or some other collaborative tool so that people could help write and update the manual. Send me an email ben [at] beh [dot] me [dot] uk - I'd love to have you on board! For colla...
by benzeman
Sun May 13, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual
Replies: 47
Views: 25678

Re: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

The idea to add more space below the title is a good one, especially since there's so much left at the bottom of the page. Done! As for the color issue, why not adjust the color for "Scratch" instead? I imported the pdf into my photo editing software and grabbed html colors to try a couple things. ...
by benzeman
Sun May 13, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual
Replies: 47
Views: 25678

Re: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

Morning, Initial view is that it looks good and I would be very interested in getting my hands on a copy to read and pass on to my son! Awesome! Glad you like it. Comments... 1) In the Hardware section you list GPIO, Lego NXT and USB Robotic Arm. I was wondering whether a separate "Projects" sectio...
by benzeman
Sun May 13, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual
Replies: 47
Views: 25678

The Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

View the final thing (work in progress): https://www.dropbox.com/s/rkrboq3i7tee64c/final.pdf Well, as my last exam is on the 21st of June, I thought I'd do something useful over the summer - put together an unofficial raspberry pi manual. What do people think of the following (proposed) contents: h...
by benzeman
Mon May 07, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 57137

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

Just to say, if you want an easy way to download the magazine, you can also use bittorrent!

themagpi-issue1.pdf.torrent

Please help seed!
by benzeman
Mon May 07, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 57137

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

The link is http://issuu.com/themagpi

Just to say, people should start switching over to our shiny new website soon! It looks similar to themagpi.wordpress.com.
by benzeman
Sun May 06, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Android On RasPi
Replies: 83
Views: 55444

Re: Android On RasPi

Only 1.6? Really?

On my HTC Wildfire with 384MB of RAM (533Mhz processor!!) I was able to go up to 2.3.3 before selling it. I would've thought you'd be able to get 2.1 at least...
by benzeman
Sun May 06, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to get a good PSU from
Replies: 33
Views: 8469

Re: Where to get a good PSU from

I'm using the masterplug duel-plug that somebody said was on offer at sainsburys. Don't know if the offer is still on.
by benzeman
Sun May 06, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI ARM Clone
Replies: 66
Views: 18449

Re: Raspberry PI ARM Clone

JamesH said:


Why the Samsung SoC?


Duel core, 1.5Ghz. Seems better than 1Ghz 1 core.
by benzeman
Sat May 05, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 57137

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

Damnit – can"t edit my post! Yeah, actually I see what your doing with Scratch Patch and Python Pit, ignore what I said about Scratch Patch!

@Jaseman – are you going to explain what the Pi is etc every month?
by benzeman
Fri May 04, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 57137

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

<t>Right. A couple of things:<br/> <br/> <br/> I would like to donate some hosting (on a clustered platform) for a proper wordpress.org site (where you can host the pdf downloads, etc), how should I do this?<br/> I would like to propose you change the design to something less cluttered - perhaps one...
by benzeman
Fri May 04, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: HDMI Leads - £1 in poundland (UK)
Replies: 22
Views: 21559

Re: HDMI Leads - £1 in poundland (UK)

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> We had a recent issue on a project - mobile phone attached to a very specific screen via HDMI - the image quality was bad, lots of iffy pixels, sometimes the entire image would lose vertical hold. It was a combination of the lead and the screen. Only went wrong with...
by benzeman
Thu May 03, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI ARM Clone
Replies: 66
Views: 18449

Re: Raspberry PI ARM Clone

<t>I would personally want a board with the following specs - I hope this will help you out in deciding priorities.<br/> <br/> Processor<br/> ============<br/> Cortex-A9 1.5GHz Dual Core Samsung SOC<br/> <br/> Display<br/> ============<br/> RCA video<br/> HDMI<br/> Audio<br/> ============<br/> Audio...
by benzeman
Thu May 03, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: usb? power? hub? wifi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14056

Re: usb? power? hub? wifi?

<r>jbeale said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I was going to point you to this link, but unfortunately enough there are NO "working" hubs listed  yet! Maybe someone can help here?<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Verified.....d_USB_Hubs">http://elinux.org/RPi_Verified.....d_USB_Hubs</URL><br/> <br/> <...
by benzeman
Wed May 02, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch Linux Enable SSH
Replies: 29
Views: 25671

Re: Arch Linux Enable SSH

Solved - using debian instead (seems more appropriate for a web server...)
by benzeman
Wed May 02, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch Linux Enable SSH
Replies: 29
Views: 25671

Re: Arch Linux Enable SSH

Is there a way to check the IP arch has within arch? I used the bt home hub (v2.0a if it helps), and it reported the IP stayed the same.
by benzeman
Wed May 02, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Liams Raspberry Pi Tutorials
Replies: 35
Views: 6461

Re: Liams Raspberry Pi Tutorials

Hi Liam,

Any chance of offering the videos for download? I've got a rubbish internet connection at best, so would like to cache them all...
by benzeman
Wed May 02, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch Linux Enable SSH
Replies: 29
Views: 25671

Re: Arch Linux Enable SSH

Will try this evening with the laptop I'm using and the Pi plugged into the same router.
by benzeman
Wed May 02, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch Linux Enable SSH
Replies: 29
Views: 25671

Re: Arch Linux Enable SSH

Well, just tried SSH-ing without any modifications, and got a big fat error (connection refused)...
by benzeman
Wed May 02, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch Linux Enable SSH
Replies: 29
Views: 25671

Re: Arch Linux Enable SSH

pepedog said:


First boot it generates unique certs.

try deleting /boot/config.txt, when you get a chance


That worked - I thought arch needed config.txt because 19-04-12 had it, but works fine without!
by benzeman
Tue May 01, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch Linux Enable SSH
Replies: 29
Views: 25671

Re: Arch Linux Enable SSH

<t>Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> benzeman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> nope, a re-image and arch 29-04-12 still won't give hdmi out :'(<br/> <br/> <br/> Very weird.  I've only used 19-04-12, but it seemed fine.  When you boot up are you getting the red Power AND the green OK light?<br/> <br/> <br/> red on...
by benzeman
Tue May 01, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch Linux Enable SSH
Replies: 29
Views: 25671

Re: Arch Linux Enable SSH

<t>dom said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I don't think anything HDMI related has changed since debian 19-04-12.<br/> <br/> Do you have a config.txt file on debian card?<br/> <br/> Do you have a config.txt file on arch card?<br/> <br/> <br/> config on arch:hdmi_mode=19<br/> #arm_freq=800<br/> disable_overscan=...
by benzeman
Tue May 01, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Arch Linux Enable SSH
Replies: 29
Views: 25671

Re: Arch Linux Enable SSH

nope, a re-image and arch 29-04-12 still won't give hdmi out :'(

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